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Flicker motor on electric fireplace

The flame doesnt move so is it flicker motor or flicker rod

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If you have the old motor in your hands, go to www.grainger.com and they can cross ref. with the name plate data on it, and replace it for you.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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I have a cheap electric fireplace bought in SuperCentre store-heater no longer works. It says its a one piece system. Can these heaters be replaced or repaired(probably made in China) or am i better off scrapping it and buying a new one?

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a pyromaster electric fireplace model HEF

Unplug the motor wire connector and jump it with a 9V. battery. If the motor spins it's good. Chances are the FLAME SPEED CONTOL (Part Number 10001589) circuit board is bad. I had to replace mine. It's at the bottom of the fireplace behind the contols panel.

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Perry Gibbs

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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Test the motor first with a 9V battery. If the motor turns it's most likely a defective Flame Speed Control circuit board PN 10001589.

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Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Charmglow electric fireplace flame does not

You will have to connect a 12v dc power supply to the flame motor. The controller on the board has fried. I built a regulated 12 v dc power supply and tapped it into the bulb circuit so it will power the motor when the bulbs come on. You may have to find an electrician or techie to rig this up safely.Good luck!

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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